Perfectionist

Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW
Individual, Couples & Family Therapy
IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor
Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Posted by: Alex Robboy
CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.
267-324-9564

Perfectionist: perfectionism is more than just setting high standards and working hard to achieve goals. Perfectionism is the idea that if something is not perfect or ideal, than it is a complete disappointment or a failure. Cleary perfectionism ties into the theme of ‘all- or- nothing thinking’...

When therapists refer to a “perfectionist”, they are usually referring to someone who works hard to achieve goals but is chronically unsatisfied with what they have actually achieved.

Perfectionism is related to low self-esteem. The Perfectionist tends to be insecure. Their perfectionism sets them up for disappointment because no one can ever be perfect.

 

Perfectionist s tend to have:

* high levels of stress
* problems with self-esteem
* More medical problems than their peers
* A tendency to procrastinate and to avoid completion of tasks because they feel they have to do them” perfectly”

Perfectionist s tend to:

* Pursue unrealistic goals
* Have difficulty feeling a sense of satisfaction
* Moving on

Learn how to let go of your perfectionism. Strive to become a "B" student and focus your energies on yourself.  Say no to being a perfectionist.